Senior Environmental Designer, San Francisco

Te Qi is an Associate of Atelier Ten’s San Francisco office and an expert in the Energy Analysis practice. He has significantly expanded the firm’s analytic capability through the development of new tools and processes. As a licensed engineer, he has a comprehensive knowledge of complex building systems optimization, HVAC controls and systems selection.

Since joining the firm in 2015, Te has worked on a wide range of high-performance buildings and masterplans. He became involved early in the design process on the Weill Neurosciences Building at the University of California San Francisco. His advanced analytical skillset informed the facade design, mechanical system selections, and control optimization. Te was also an integral member of the 2020 Project, the LEED Platinum expansion of the University of California Merced campus. The project exceeded its LEED Gold goals for all 11 buildings, and Te was integral to defining the energy analysis approach for LEED, Title 24 energy code and Savings by Design.

Te’s strength is his ability to communicate between the design team and owner to ensure energy efficiency features are successfully implemented and his projects are truly high-performing. He has a Master of Science in High-Performance Buidling from Georgia Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Engineering in Building Environment and Equipment Engineering from Tianjin University.